Overweight risk and food habits in Portuguese pre-school children

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The relationship between dietary intake and overweight-risk was assessed in 4349 children aged 3-5 years.Eating and sedentary behaviours were assessed by questionnaire. Logistic regressions were used.Children who consumed daily soft-drinks were 1.52 times more likely to be obese, and 72% more likely to be classified as overweight children.

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Machado-Rodrigues, A. M., Fernandes, R. A., Silva, M. R., Gama, A., Mourão, I., Nogueira, H., … Padez, C. (2017). Overweight risk and food habits in Portuguese pre-school children. Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health. Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2017.10.006

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